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Experimental investigation of an X-band relativistic backward-wave oscillator based on a thermionic electron injector
Author(s): Evgeny Viktorovic Ilyakov; Nikolai I. Zaitsev; Gennady S. Korablyov; Igor S. Kulagin
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Paper Abstract

The results of the experimental investigation of a relativistic backward-wave oscillator with an electron beam formed by a thermionic injector, are presented. The influence of vacuum conditions on the device operation was studied. Maximum radiation power 5 MW (efficiency not less than 10%) at pulse width 8 microsecond(s) that corresponded to electron current pulse duration was obtained in the X-band experiments. The microwave radiation band was near 10 MHz that corresponded to frequency change depending on voltage.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2557, Intense Microwave Pulses III, (8 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218587
Show Author Affiliations
Evgeny Viktorovic Ilyakov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Nikolai I. Zaitsev, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Gennady S. Korablyov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Igor S. Kulagin, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2557:
Intense Microwave Pulses III
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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